NAHL announces Bauer Divisional Stars of the Week

JANUARY 9, 2017

Honors this week go to Aberdeen forward Kevin Fitzgerald (Central), Aston goalie Jack Leavy (East), Janesville forward Cole Paskus (Midwest) and Lone Star forward Pete Kessel (South).

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) today announced the Divisional Stars of the Week presented by Bauer Hockey for the week ending January 8, 2017.  The Bauer Hockey Divisional Stars of the Week is a weekly feature during the 2016-17 regular season that honors the top performing players in each of the four NAHL divisions. Only players that are nominated by their respective teams are considered for the Divisional Players of the Week award.


Central Division Star of the Week: Kevin Fitzgerald, forward, Aberdeen Wings

Aberdeen Wings forward Kevin Fitzgerald, 20, continued his hot play as he helped the Wings pick up a split of their weekend games. During the week, the native of Hinsdale, Illinois totaled five points (2 goals, 3 assists) and a +2 rating in two games. On Friday, Fitzgerald (6’0/180) had a goal and three assists in a 7-2 win over Bismarck. On Saturday, he added a goal in a 4-2 loss to Austin. Fitzgerald leads the Wings in scoring this season with 30 points in 32 games played. “Kevin has been a key component to our line-up. His skill level and work ethic make him a threat every night. Someone at the NCAA Division I level will get a very good player and even better person,” said Wings head coach Scott Langer.

2nd Star: Justin Misiak, F, Austin Bruins

Honorable Mention (alphabetical): Nick Alexander, F, Bismarck Bobcats –Tristan Ashbrook, F, Bismarck Bobcats – Cam Babiak, D, Brookings Blizzard –Cade Borchardt, F, Brookings Blizzard – Lucas Murray, G, Minot Minotauros –Jon Richards, F, Austin Bruins – Michael Talbot, F, Minot Minotauros